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By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Déjà vu! That’s what instantly crossed my mind after reading the documents sent to me: South Korea’s Park Geun-hye administration has arrested, charged and prosecuted an opposition legislator allegedly for plotting to overthrow the government. It also seeks to dissolve his political party and…

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the warrant that was used to arrest him.” – Naty Castro, secretary general of Karapatan-Caraga

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares is calling for the removal of fiscals and judges who help elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines file “fake charges” against leaders of progressive party-lists and human rights advocates. Colmenares also hailed the move of Makabayan Coalition leader in…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is using the legal system to harass leaders of an indigenous people’s organization in Surigao del Sur. According to a report from the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) in the Northern Mindanao Region (NMR), 37 indigenous members and leaders of the…